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* CPUs with more than eight cores are not supported due to power delivery limitations.
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* CPUs with more than eight cores may operate without WoF due to power regulator limitations.
* CPUs with eight cores will have a slightly lower all-core-turbo frequency. Nominal frequency is unaffected.
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* CPUs with four and eight cores function normally.
* CPUs with four cores function normally.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:49, 9 October 2018

Blackbird™ is an adaptation of Raptor Computing Systems' next-generation POWER9 platform to the microATX form factor. Focusing on the desktop use case, it is a single socket PowerNV system.

Mainboard

Specifications

  • MicroATX form factor.
  • One socket accepting a 4-core or 8-core POWER9 Sforza CPU.
  • Two DDR4 memory channels (ECC memory required).
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet ports provided by a Broadcom BCM5719 chip.
  • Four SATA ports provided by a firmware-free Marvell SATA chip.
  • 5.1 audio supporting analog and S/PDIF outputs.
  • HDMI output via BMC (2D framebuffer).
  • One x16 PCIe Gen4 slot.
  • One x8 PCIe Gen4 slot.
  • AST2500 BMC.

Notes:

  • CPUs with more than eight cores may operate without WoF due to power regulator limitations.
  • CPUs with four and eight cores function normally.

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